Chesterfield extended their unbeaten league run to seven games thanks to a goalless draw at Northampton.

Luke Guttridge fired over when well placed for the Cobblers, while Craig Westcarr's shot was saved by Lee Nicholls at the other end.

Sam Togwell and Sam Hird should have done better in front of goal for the Spireites, and Jack Lester hit the bar.

Alex Nicholls came close for the hosts, but was denied by Richard O'Donnell as the match petered out.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton manager tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"I don't think we created as much as we normally do and so it was probably a fair result.

"That's a team thing [another clean sheet] from the front to the back and it helps having a good young goalkeeper.

"We didn't really get firing on all cylinders. We could have been a bit more incisive but that's all part of our learning."

Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm delighted with the performance. It's a tough place to come, similar to Gillingham.

"(Against) set plays I thought the back four were tremendous.

"I thought young Richard O'Donnell in goal was tremendous after a difficult on Tuesday - he responded the way we wanted."

"I think it was a good clean sheet and probably a fair result, but I thought we had the better chances."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Northampton Town

  • 21 Nicholls
  • 03 Widdowson
  • 05 Langmead
  • 12 Tozer
  • 18 Artell
  • 23 East
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 07 Demontagnac (Moult - 77' )
  • 11 Hackett
  • 10 Akinfenwa
  • 14 Nicholls

Substitutes

  • 13 Snedker
  • 02 Johnson
  • 06 Charles
  • 15 Mukendi
  • 16 Wilson
  • 19 Moult

Chesterfield

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes Booked
  • 05 Trotman Booked
  • 06 Hird
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 16 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Togwell
  • 17 Atkinson Booked (Allott - 90' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 11 Westcarr Booked
  • 14 Lester (Whitaker - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Wilson
  • 07 Allott
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 15 Clay
  • 23 Randall
  • 19 Hazell
  • 22 Wafula
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 4,709

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

4 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:56

Chris Hackett shoots direct from the free kick.

90:00 +3:56 Booking

Booking Terrell Forbes goes into the book.

90:00 +3:44

Unfair challenge on Louis Moult by Terrell Forbes results in a free kick.

90:00 +1:15 Substitution

Substitution Mark Allott replaces Chris Atkinson.

89:42

Tendayi Darikwa delivers the ball, clearance made by David Artell.

88:30

Danny East sends in a cross, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

88:24 Booking

Booking Chris Atkinson goes into the referee's book.

84:59

Effort from outside the area by Luke Guttridge goes wide right of the goal.

83:54

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Hackett from the right by-line, Alex Nicholls takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

83:42

Liam Ridehalgh produces a cross, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

83:10

Craig Westcarr takes a inswinging corner.

79:35

Drew Talbot fouled by Chris Hackett, the ref awards a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

79:04

Danny Whitaker crosses the ball, save made by Lee Nicholls.

77:50

Effort on goal by Chris Hackett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

77:12

Craig Westcarr is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

76:33 Substitution

Substitution Louis Moult on for Ishmel Demontagnac.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Danny Whitaker replaces Jack Lester.

74:28

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ishmel Demontagnac.

74:28 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Neal Trotman for unsporting behaviour.

74:18

Neal Trotman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adebayo Akinfenwa.

73:50

Craig Westcarr delivers the ball, save by Lee Nicholls.

73:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tendayi Darikwa by Luke Guttridge. Free kick taken by Tendayi Darikwa.

72:31

Terrell Forbes challenges Adebayo Akinfenwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

71:13

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

69:24

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridehalgh.

69:07

Drew Talbot crosses the ball, Alex Nicholls manages to make a clearance.

64:11

The ball is delivered by Danny East, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Chris Hackett misses to the left of the goal.

63:38

Effort from 12 yards by Jack Lester. Save by Lee Nicholls.

61:38

Jack Lester is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac by Liam Ridehalgh. Direct free kick taken by Danny East.

60:34

Shot by Jack Lester from 20 yards. Save by Lee Nicholls.

56:25

Unfair challenge on Chris Atkinson by Ishmel Demontagnac results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Neal Trotman. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Westcarr.

55:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Sam Togwell. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

54:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac by Tendayi Darikwa. Joe Widdowson takes the direct free kick.

53:59

The official flags Jack Lester offside. Direct free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

50:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Nicholls on Sam Togwell. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

48:40

Centre by Ishmel Demontagnac, clearance by Neal Trotman.

46:20

Shot by Jack Lester from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:50

The ball is sent over by Chris Hackett, clearance made by Neal Trotman.

44:19

Unfair challenge on Chris Atkinson by Danny East results in a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

43:39

Jack Lester produces a curled left-footed shot from 18 yards.

42:45

Effort from the edge of the area by Alex Nicholls goes wide of the right-hand post.

42:05

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ishmel Demontagnac from the right by-line.

41:06

Drew Talbot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny East. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.

40:04

Shot from 20 yards from Alex Nicholls. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

39:26

Drew Talbot delivers the ball, Lee Nicholls makes a save.

38:31

A cross is delivered by Ishmel Demontagnac.

36:12

Sam Hird fouled by Adebayo Akinfenwa, the ref awards a free kick. Neal Trotman takes the free kick.

34:56

The ball is sent over by Liam Ridehalgh, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Chris Atkinson misses to the right of the target.

33:33

The ball is crossed by Joe Widdowson.

33:07

Terrell Forbes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ishmel Demontagnac. Free kick taken by Luke Guttridge.

31:34

Chris Atkinson fouled by Joe Widdowson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Craig Westcarr, Sam Hird takes a shot. Lee Nicholls makes a save.

30:59

Sam Togwell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

30:08

Centre by Liam Ridehalgh.

28:44

Chris Hackett sends in a cross, clearance made by Neal Trotman.

28:22

Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

26:38

The referee penalises Adebayo Akinfenwa for handball. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

24:11

Neal Trotman challenges Alex Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Widdowson.

23:32

Effort from 20 yards by Ishmel Demontagnac. Neal Trotman gets a block in.

22:05

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Neal Trotman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

21:49

Jack Lester is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

20:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Hackett played to the near post, save by Richard O'Donnell.

19:03

Craig Westcarr challenges Lee Nicholls unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Nicholls takes the free kick.

19:03 Booking

Booking Craig Westcarr goes into the referee's book.

18:32

Craig Westcarr takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Lee Nicholls.

16:05

Chris Hackett sends in a cross, save made by Richard O'Donnell.

9:28

Craig Westcarr is caught offside. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.

8:18

Effort on goal by Luke Guttridge from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

7:44

Corner taken by Ishmel Demontagnac.

7:11

Ishmel Demontagnac takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jack Lester.

4:43

The ball is crossed by Danny East, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

4:29

The ball is swung over by Joe Widdowson.

2:08

Jack Lester is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Nicholls takes the direct free kick.

0:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Atkinson on Ishmel Demontagnac. David Artell takes the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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